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At 7pm last night, I felt very unlucky.

After a brutal, tearful three-hour drive to Pennsylvania, I arrived at the hospital an hour after my 80 year-old grandmother passed away.

But almost 24 hours later, and after a lot of thinking, I feel lucky.

Lucky to be a part of her family. Lucky that we're all so close. Lucky to have been taught about love from someone who was happily married for 60 years. And lucky that the list of things to feel lucky about with regards to being my grandmother's granddaughter is far too long to have been made on a three-hour drive back home this morning.

The above photo was taken four months ago. The only person who couldn't resist my 5yo's pleas to jump through the sprinkler was my grandma. While the rest of us whined about not wanting to spend the rest of the day sitting around in wet clothes with bedraggled hair, my grandmother jumped right in and made Alexander's day.

That's the kind of person she was.

I will miss her.


Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by wende

What a touching tribute. I'm so sorry for your loss—you were, are, fortunate to have such an amazing person in your life. Blessings!

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by Carrie

Lovely post. So very sorry for your loss. Wonderful memories & a great way to look at all that you are lucky to have in regards to her xo

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by modernemotive

Beautiful post.

So sorry for your loss. She sounds like a wonderful woman. You are lucky. :)


Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by Michelle

grandmas are the best people in the world, aren't they?

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by becca.elpy

I'm so sorry for your loss. she sounds like a wonderful lady! this is a lovely post. so good that you can see the good in this time.

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by Melissa de la Fuente

Oh…I am so sorry hun. What a wonderful person to have had in your life.

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by Alissa

What a lovely woman she was-a free spirit for sure. You are lucky, indeed to have had her while you did, as she was lucky to have had you, and had a chance to instill her values, lessons, opinions and character traits in you. Wishing you peace as you grieve her loss.

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by Loulou

That is a lovely tribute. It sounds like she enriched your life in so many ways.

I am truly sorry for your loss.

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by erin

what a lovely photograph. thinking of you. xo.

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by nichole

Thanks all. She really was amazing.

Michelle – YES. Yes they are. And my mom is an amazing grandma to my sons. Who are … lucky. ;)

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